Rajya Sabha Nomination

  • MPs Sachin, Rekha yet to justify their Rajya Sabha nomination August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha are facing severe criticism from the members in and out of Parliament for their absence from the House of Elders. When Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha were nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2012, many doubts were...
  • HC dismisses PIL challenging Sachin's RS nomination December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging the nomination of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha. A division bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed the petition, filed by Ram Gopal Singh Sisodia, a former Delhi legislator, claiming that...
  • Mumbai's best wishes for 'MP' Sachin June 4, 2012

    Sachin Tendulkar became the first active sportsperson and cricketer to be nominated a Rajya Sabha member under the Prominent Citizens Quota on Monday. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Aamir's 'Satyamev Jayate' May 7, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Rekha's Rajya Sabha nomination and Osama bin Laden's killing. ...
  • Sachin deserves Bharat Ratna, not RS seat: Anna May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Anticorruption crusader Anna Hazare has citicised the government for nominating cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, and not giving him a Bharat Ratna. Speaking to mediapersons on Wednesday, Anna said, "I feel bad because we are demanding that Sachin should have been facilitated from Bharat Ratna." The veteran...
  • I'm a sportsman, not a politician: Sachin May 1, 2012

    Pune: In his first media interaction after being nominated for the Rajya Sabha (RS) by the President of India, Sachin Tendulkar said while he will like to make a contribution as a Member of Parliament, he remains primarily a sportsman and not a politician. "It's a bouncer, but I'm aware of...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai on Tendulkar as MP April 27, 2012

    In his latest video blog Directly Rajdeep Sardesai (DRS), the IBN18 EditorinChief talks about Sachin Tendulkar's decision to accept Rajya Sabha nomination. ...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai on Tendulkar as MP April 27, 2012

    In his latest video blog, Rajdeep Sardesai talks about Sachin Tendulkar's decision to accept Rajya Sabha nomination. ...
  • DRS: Sachin the Parliamentarian doesn't appeal April 27, 2012

    Hello and welcome to DRS. My personal video blog, which gives me an opportunity to talk cricketing matters with the visitors of Cricketnext.com and IBNLive.com. This week let's talk about something that seems to be agitating a lot of us: Sachin Tendulkar's decision to accept the nomination to the Rajya...
  • Is Sachin being used as a political pawn by Cong? April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The nomination of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has sparked a political slugfest with the opposition parties questioning the timing of the move by the government. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena have said that the timing of the nomination suggests that it is aimed at distracting...
  • After RS seat, Sachin gets an offer to join Cong April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after President Pratibha Patil approved the nomination of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, the Congress party is taking the credit for the move. Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam on Friday even said that the batting maestro was welcome to join the party if he...
  • Manjrekar shocked at Tendulkar nomination April 26, 2012

    CNNIBN's cricket experts discuss the Indian government's nomination of Sachin Tendulkar for a Rajya Sabha seat. ...
  • Explayers hail Tendulkar nomination April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Former cricketers on Thursday welcomed the government's nomination of Sachin Tendulkar for a Rajya Sabha seat, saying that it was a great honour and the iconic batsman deserved it for bringing laurels to the country. Former wicketkeeper Kiran More described the government's move as good news for the...
  • Tendulkar to be member of Parliament: reports April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress has recommended cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's name for the Rajya Sabha and is now waiting for him to respond to the same, according to sources. However, an official announcement is awaited. If Tendulkar accepts the nomination, he would be the first active sportsman and cricketer to be...
  • Sachin's name proposed for Rajya Sabha April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress has recommended cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's name for the Rajya Sabha and is now waiting for him to respond to the same, according to sources. However, an official announcement is awaited. If Tendulkar accepts the nomination, he would be the first active sportsman and cricketer to be...
  • RS nomination row: JMM warns BJP over Mishra March 22, 2012

    Ranchi: Confusion continues over the BJP's Rajya Sabha nominee from Jharkhand. UK-based businessman Anshuman Mishra is scheduled to withdraw his name on Thursday after opposition from senior BJP leaders, while the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has threatened the BJP with consequences if its MLAs abstain from voting. But the state BJP...
  • I will contest the RS polls: Anshuman Mishra March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Anshuman Mishra, the Independent candidate backed by the BJP for Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand did a U-turn on Wednesday saying he will contest the elections. "I have changed my mind, I am staying firm on my decision to contest the Rajya Sabha polls. People of Jharkhand want me to...
  • BJP-backed candidate withdraws nomination for RS March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Anshuman Mishra, the Independent candidate for Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand has withdrawn his nomination after senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lashed out over his name being backed. Mishra won the backing of a section of BJP for his Rajya Sabha candidature but the party did not renominate its Deputy...
  • I am deeply hurt by allegations: Anshuman Mishra March 20, 2012

    Anshuman Mishra has decided to withdraw his Rajya Sabha nomination after senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lashed out over the issue. ...
  • News 360: Row over BJP Rajya Sabha candidates March 20, 2012

    The BJP is once again a house divided, with party President Nitin Gadkari's leadership being questioned over the choice of candidates for the Upper House. ...
  • J'khand RS nominations: Yashwant Sinha attacks BJP March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Two years after CNN-IBN exposed how votes for a Rajya Sabha nomination are up for sale in Jharkhand, the issue re-erupted on Tuesday with senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha attacking his own party. In revolt against the BJP for supporting businessman Anshuman Mishra's candidature, Sinha made...
  • George Fernandes files nomination for RS by-poll July 31, 2009

    Patna: Barely able to walk, a frail George Fernandes, helped along by Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leaders, on Thursday filed his nomination papers as a party candidate for a Rajya Sabha by-election from Bihar. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of JD-U, who had been held responsible for Fernandes' defeat in the Lok Sabha...